This workshop follows the recent rescission and reinstatement of the rectangular rapid flashing beacon in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, as well as the release of new crash reduction factors and FHWA implementation guidance for crosswalk treatments. The workshop will include a panel presentation with case studies, small-group discussions of best practices and research gaps, and a training on the new FHWA crosswalk guidelines that includes a hands-on group exercise.
1:30 to 1:45: welcome and introductions
1:45 to 2:45: toolbox training and panel presentations
2:45 to 3:15: roundtable discussion in small groups on what is working, what is needed; report outs
3:15 to 4:15: hand on exercises on new FHWA guidance in small groups
4:15 to 4:30: summary of key takeaways, close
Panel Discussion Moderator and Opening Remarks
Amy Rosepiler, Burgess and Niple, Inc.
Panel Presentation: What Makes Some Uncontrolled Pedestrian Crossings Risky in the First Place: Research on Exposure, Behavior, and Design
Robert Schneider, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Panel Presentation: Crosswalk Safety Strategies in Developing Countries
Dipan Bose, The World Bank
Panel Presentation: ITE’s State-of-the-Practice Compilation: Crosswalk Policies and Selection Tools
Ryan McClain, Fehr & Peers
Hands-On Workshop Facilitator: New Federal Highway Administration Guide on Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossings
Lauren Blackburn, VHB